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Projects 2017-2018

Youth Service

Pam Spokes

Young Writer with St Thomas More Academy

Rotary Stars with Mellor Community Primary, Catherine Infants and Merrydale Infants

Partnership working to sponsor candidates in other competitions, e.g. Young Musician, Young Chef, Young Designer

Assist Leicester Club with their Technology Tournament


Gemma Kiddy

Host an interest meeting/event (with support from district)
Experiment with advertising on Social Media (in partnership with RC Blaby Meridian)
Follow up all enquiries and arrange/encourage visits to clubs


Gemma Kiddy

Plot a diverse programme of speakers, visits, meals and activities. Maintaining the Business, Visit, Speaker, Meal and Scatter pattern.

Utilise other events organised locally by clubs in the district

Continue joint meetings with Oadby Launde when appropriate

Gemma Kiddy/Dipan Bhagalia

Support District 1070 with planning new club for Leicester

Support Market Harborough Rotaract Club through signposting possible members

Social Media

Gemma Kiddy/Dipan Bhagalia

Increase followers across Facebook and Twitter by 100 ➢ Current FB Likes: 189 / Current Twitter Followers: 155

Explore advertising on FB with RC Blaby Meridian

Build on the WhatsApp group

Join Instagram


Sheema Karia/Deepak Karia

Come to a collective decision on the club being set up as a charity

Collect all monies and distribute to agreed charities at the end of the year

Report with regular consistency at Business Meetings on treasury matters


Jason Chauhan

Publish information about Rotary and events in local magazines and Rotary News & Events

Improve our website — can we increase the number of people visiting our website?

Facebook & Twitter by Gemma, Jim and others

Effectively communicate with fellow members using WhatsApp

Create a flyer/leaflet with useful Rotary and club information, aimed at recruiting new members


Jim Matthews presented by Bert Thurston

Peace Garden/Wood at Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre: Cost: Depending on District support. Benefit: Bringing peace and publicity.

Heartwize – Get teachers to learn about resuscitation Cost: minimal. Benefits for membership/publicity/we engage with public

Know Your Blood Pressure – with other clubs Cost: Minimal. Benefits: Win-win for clients and Stroke Association

Rotary Spring Clean – Maybe with Leicester City Council parks dept Cost: Nil. Benefits: publicity

Disability Games: Stamford on April 15, 2018. Send a party of Novus Rotarians to see it.

Sailability: Invite Assembly speaker Chris Dabbs or just show his film Cost: £0 Benefits: We get a speaker or a film of him

Leicester Memory Walk October 1. 120 volunteers needed to marshal walk for Alzheimer’s Society.

Fundraising: Treasure Hunt around Thurcaston.

Bucket Collection/bag-packing, Asda, Saturday, December 9 or 16.

Jim liaising with other Area 7 Club Community leads Cost: Nil. Benefits: We can achieve more together

Vocational Service

Adrian McGreevy

Mock Interviews

School Education Visits

Further development of Apprentice Schemes

Apply our vocational talents to the problems and needs of society as they arise.


Frazer Robson

Complete the Rotary Peace Garden at Falcons Primary School and associated District Grant paperwork and organise the opening and publicity

Plant 5,000 crocuses to support the Purple Pinky campaign

Raise funds such that the Club can contribute $100 per Member to Foundation

Encourage Members to become sustaining members


Sarita Shah

Friends of Kianjai Kenya: Our club may be too small to take on or start a project of this scale. An unbelievable story by Caroline Newton (Rotarian & Chairperson of Friends of Kianjai) Build Water Pans to collect rainwater for harvest etc. Donate sewing machines – train women to sew

Fundraising and Social Events

Diana Thurston

1. to support President Pradeep with events

2. fundraising: Curry Nights — to continue these bimonthly

3. friendship & fellowship nights – alternate months to the CNs to promote F & F within our club and with other clubs and showcase a variety of quality restaurants

4. to hold an information gathering evening

Other Roles & Plans….

SecretaryPam Spokes/Frazer Robson

President ElectJason Chauhan

President NomineeMaya Vansia

Health & Safety – Herbert Thurston

Fellowship and FundraisingDiana Thurston

Protection/ComplianceChanni Riyait